Keith Katzenberger

Lieutenant Colonel
College of Professional Studies
Military Science

LTC Katzenberger is a 2002 distinguished military graduate from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC). Initially, he attended the Army Aviation Officer Basic Course and UH- 60A/L Blackhawk aircraft qualification with follow on assignments to Korea and Hawaii. Following his attendance to the Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course, he transitioned to fly Army fixed wing aircraft first serving with Task Force ODIN-Iraq and then 224th Military Intelligence Battalion (AE) in Savannah, GA. He then served as Commander of Charlie Company, 224th Military Intelligence Battalion followed by an assignment as an Army ROTC Instructor at Bowling Green State University, OH. Previously, he served as the Executive Officer for US Army Aviation Battalion Japan. He was responsible for managing staff and operations for a general support aviation battalion providing cargo and passenger movement with both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, throughout the PACOM theatre. Most recently, he served as the Chief, Army Division for the Security Cooperation Directorate, Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) – Turkey. He led the team responsible for exercise coordination, Foreign Military Sales, Enhanced End Use Monitoring, and international training supporting Turkish Land Forces.

KC hails from Crystal Lake, IL and enjoys fishing, golfing, and hiking. He and his wife Jayme currently reside in Schaumburg, IL with their three children: Mina (17), Sophia (16), and Jordy (8). Jayme is a certified Esthetician and works at a medical spa. Mina and Sophia are into graphic design and digital art while Jordy is a dual-language Japanese student involved in baseball and swimming.